Welcome to this, the 22nd edition of the Helios. We have quite an important change of personnel, with this issue. Ozymandias (AKA tGS, SM and Tom Paine) has fallen victim to the demands of real life and has, regretfully, resigned as Editor. The job, then, passes on to me. I am very sad that he has left, and the Helios will miss him dearly, but I hope I can fill his shoes capably (and what big shoes they are to fill).
We have several reporters making their Helios debut today, so please give a warm welcome to Ferrets, covering the 'Pit and VOP2288, covering the Circus Maximus. That said, there are still some areas missing dedicated coverage, including the Vestigia Vestutatis and the Ethos. If you are at all interested in filling our gaps for those two areas, please PM me.
Anyway, moving on to the first report, we have The Doctor, covering the latest happenings in the Political Academy.
I feel honoured to have my post mentioned in this report. To complete a two-for-two by the Doctor, he now has a report on the discussion in the Ethos, ready to go:
Moving swiftly onwards, we have Ferrets54 with his coverage of the Political Mudpit ...
To lump the debutantes together, here we have VOP2288, reporting on the most recent developments of the Circus Maximus, Total War Center's very own gaming forum:
Altogether an article of a very high quality, hopefully a post that VOP can fill more often from now on.
Now, to break up the reporting, we have an interesting segment that we have shown you once in the past and plan to publish more often in the future, and that is an interview by Elrond. Last time he interview the one and only imb39, this time he is asking the tough questions of none other than Erich von Manstein.
Quite an interesting read, at any rate. Who do we have left now ...? None other than The Sundance Kid (aka Melboy) with his report on the Ludus.
Another great article from Melboy. Moving on to a Helios veteran, now, we have the ever-consistent Freddie, with his basement report.
From the Basement to the fleeting and non-specific joys of the Thema Devia, we have Annaeus, our resident reporting Roman, covering the TD in this issue.
A strong article to round out our reports. Now on to our Page 3 'Picture of the Week'-type segment.
Finally, we have the editorials ... or, just an editorial. Ever-consistent, the Black Prince has written quite a touching editorial this week, which I am proud to present.
So that's the end of this, my first Helios Issue as Editor of the publication. I hope you all enjoyed it, and please remember to rep the reporters, they deserve it!
Last edited by Scorch; January 16, 2008 at 03:21 AM.
Patronized by Ozymandias, Patron of Artorius Maximus, Scar Face, Ibn Rushd and Thanatos.
The University of Sydney | Bachelor of Arts III (Majoring in Ancient History and Italian Studies)
I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and
billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it. - Mark Twain
Questions are not necessarily there to be answered, but possibly there to inspire thinking.
Nullius addictus iurare in verba magistri, - quo me cumque rapit tempestas, deferor hospes.
If mind is common to us, then also the reason, whereby we are reasoning beings, is common. If this be so, then also the reason which enjoins what is to be done or left undone is common. If this be so, law also is common; if this be so, we are citizens; if this be so, we are partakers in one constitution; if this be so, the Universe is a kind of commonwealth.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
There is no chaos in the world, only complexity.
Knowledge of the complex is wisdom.
From wisdom of the world comes wisdom of the self.
Mastery of the self is mastery of the world. Loss of the self is the source of suffering.
Suffering is a choice, and we can refuse it.
It is in our power to create the world, or destroy it.
Homo homini lupus est. Homo sacra res homini.
When deeds speak, words are nothing.
Sol lucet omnibus.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
Ο Νούς νοεί τον εαυτόν του ως κράτιστος και η νόησή του είναι της νοήσεως νόησις.
'Nothing is true, everything is permitted.' is merely an observation of the nature of reality. To say that nothing is true, is to realize that the foundations of society are fragile, and that we must be the shepherds of our own civilization. To say that everything is permitted, is to understand that we are the architects of our actions, and that we must live with their consequences, whether glorious or tragic.
Why wasn't I informed that the Helios was coming out today? I would've done a Coliseum article. No worries, nothing happening there anyway. Nice issue.
So if you
Stumbled on a watch I'd assume it had a watchmaker,
That a muffin presupposes a baker,
So you must agree sooner or later,
That this proves that there's a creator.
So if I put my foot in a stinker,
You'd assume the existence of a sphincter,
Thus you don't need to be a great thinker
To coclude that God's a bum
Patron of Tankbuster and Heinz Guderian
Grandfather of kb8
3 terms on the CdeC
Great issue, nice to see the other sections of TWC live up to their Roman names.
Every time you masturbate, god kills another kitten.
If you're gonna hire Machete to kill the bad guy, you better make damn sure the bad guy isn't YOU! 'I understand, and I take the light into my soul. I will become the spear of Khaine. Lightning flashes, blood falls, death pierces the darkness.' , Dhrykna.